Labor Day was just last week a day designed for the worker to have a day of rest and be celebrated. Unfortunately now a days it seems like most or at least too many are not given that day off. Quite the contrary actually many stores and businesses say it is one of their busiest days or weekends of the year.
Two years ago I wrote a blog called, “The Importance of Rest”. Unfortunately I feel that things have gotten worse in the world when it comes to rest and not better. I know for me personally I continue to struggle with recognizing the importance of rest. This past week I went to bed later and later and woke up earlier and earlier. Not good. By the end of the week I felt sick every time I returned from work due to the lack of sleep.
Luckily I have been resting well this weekend and been able to get better.
A lot of us were forced to take a rest this year for an extended period of time but for most the stress of their jobs, finances or a desire to just keep busy kept them from resting and they were more tired than ever despite being stuck at home.
I said this in my previous blog on this subject, I can’t begin to tell you the importance of rest.
It is true.
We know we are not greater than God and yet God chose to rest and told us to do the same.
You need to rest, so do so not because anyone else tells you but because God tells you to.
So rest in the arms of the Lord and Have a Blessed Week,
PS-Here is a link to Bible verses on rest.
I can’t begin to tell you the importance of rest. If you’re exhausted you need to take time to re-energize. Go with the Lord and relax. Spend quality time with Him. Take a vacation with the Lord.
Society has told us how important it is to work hard, God would agree with that but society tells us those who rest are weak. Some won’t even use their paid time off from their jobs, thinking it will make them look good if they just keep going.
It won’t look good when you burn out completely and break down.
The Bible tells us differently. We need our rest. Even God rested. Genesis 2:2, “2And on the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on that day He rested from all. His work -. ”
In the Bible God orders us to rest as He did.
I’m leaving you with a link to some Bible verses on the importance of rest.
Have a blessed week,